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The Conquest of the Incas [electronic resource]

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In 1527, Francisco Pizarro set off on his third voyage to the New World in hopes of finding great riches in the land of the Inca in Peru. In this program, Michael Wood takes us back in time to discover how Pizarro ransomed the life of a king for a room full of gold and silver. This program portrays a remarkable story of greed, faith, dishonor, and valor. Few stories, if any, in history match its sheer drama.
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60 min.
9 & up
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films media Group on September 23, 2011.
Related Title
Conquistadors (Television program)
Conquistadors, with Michael Wood
  • Inca Royal Road (3:10)
  • Pizarro's Rest Stops (3:08)
  • Finding Cuyamaca (5:25)
  • A Meeting of Empires (3:11)
  • The Square Runs Red With Blood (3:44)
  • "Nueva Coronica y Buen Gobierno" (1:27)
  • Murder in the Americas (4:42)
  • Richest Town in all the Indies (1:53)
  • A Spanish Gold Rush (1:50)
  • A War of Liberation? (3:12)
  • Heartland of the Inca (3:56)
  • Partitioning Peru (2:52)
  • Lost City of the Inca (5:52)
  • A Refuge for the Inca (2:42)
  • Hope of Long-Term Resistance is Lost (3:23)
  • Inca Tradition Remains (1:56)
  • Credits: The Conquest of the Incas (1:21)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2001.
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  • 44313s Films Media Group
  • 44315 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
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